Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, including new mothers experiencing childbirth complications and grandmothers battling cancer. This May, nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant is urging people to honor moms and give blood. As a token of thanks, all those who come to give now through May 25 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card, or a Vitalant ball cap May 26 through June 1, redeemable via email.
Martha spoke with Emily Peters who was one of the patients whose life was saved by blood donors. Fifteen minutes after delivering a baby girl named Lucy, Emily experienced an arterial bleed and was rushed to surgery and received 32 blood components. “I pretty much died and was saved by blood donors,” she said. Watch Emily’s Mother’s Day story here.
How to Give To learn more and schedule an appointment to donate, please visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Vitalant has six donation centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and follows strict protocols to ensure the safety of donors, patients, and staff, including social distancing, disinfecting public areas, and requiring face masks.